From 2001 to 2018, 7 percent of defendants in financial scandals in the U.S. were women. Swedish scholars found that women mayors reduce corruption risks and corruption levels during the first term in office. Researchers concluded women mayors who do not adapt to corrupt networks are not re-elected.
We didn’t pay attention to the character of those we elected. We thought it was OK if their characters slipped a little here and a little there. If there ever has been a reason to vote for men and women of impeccable ethics, this is it. Our children. If there ever has been a reason to pay attention to the actions of our elected representatives, this is it: those who come after us.